New Salary Threshold for Exempt, Employees and Blocked

NEWS payroll NEW SALARY THRESHOLD FOR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES BLOCKED 11-29-2016In an unexpected ruling, a Federal Judge in Texas has blocked new FLSA Rules that were to take effect on December 1, 2016 that would have increased the minimum salary for employees to qualify as Exempt and would have extended overtime pay requirements to an estimated 4 million workers in the U.S.Background – New FLSA Exempt Status RulesIn July of 2016, new rules for Exempt Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) were published by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) based on a review process that began in 2014.  Among other changes, the new rules increased the minimum salary threshold for an Executive, Administrative, or Professional employee to be considered Exempt from overtime requirements. The threshold increase from…
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Former Ad Agency Executive Leads The TEAM Companies’ Chicago Office

NEWS payroll Former Ad Agency Executive Leads The TEAM Companies’ Chicago Office 08-01-2016After three decades in business affairs including the last eleven years as Partner, Director of Production Business Management at Ogilvy Chicago, Marie Goss has joined The TEAM Companies and will oversee the talent payroll and business affairs groups in the company’s Chicago office.Marie developed her expertise and sought-after professional insight working with such clients as SC Johnson, Unilever, MillerCoors and Kimberly Clark. She was a key liaison for Ogilvy’s international agencies by providing production guidance and legal and network clearance. Marie designed and implemented her department’s transitional plan to support the agency’s move into the digital space, administering her department’s support services for broadcast and digital producers, art buyers, print production managers, in-house studios, account services, client billing,…
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Former SAG-AFTRA Exec Leads The TEAM Companies’ Southeastern US Expansion

NEWS payroll Former SAG-AFTRA Exec Leads The TEAM Companies’ Southeastern US Expansion 06-23-2016After three decades as Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA’s Nashville office and a decade as the union’s Assistant National Director for Sound Recordings, Randy Himes hopes to have touring artists, business managers, and record labels singing a different tune in managing the payment of singers, musicians, composers and concert tour crew and support personnel.Himes recently joined The TEAM Companies, the highly respected payroll provider for the concert tour and sound recording industries, as Vice President of Labor Relations and Director of Business Development in the Southeast region. He is responsible for new business development and account management in one of the music industry’s major hubs, bringing his extensive, in-depth knowledge of the music industry to his new position. “Labor…
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JPC Updates – Unwired Network Added & Revised SAG-AFTRA Drivers Policy

NEWS payroll JPC Updates – Unwired Network Added & Revised SAG-AFTRA Drivers Policy 03-19-2016The Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Relations (the JPC) has issued two notifications in the month of March.  The first, issued on March 7, advises that ICON International has been added to Tier One of the Unwired Network Waiver, and the second, issued on March 10, is an alert regarding revised criteria for Vehicle and Stunt Drivers in Advertising.ITN WaiverOn March 7, 2016, the JPC notified the industry that SAG-AFTRA had extended its Unwired Network Waiver (sometimes called the “ITN Waiver”) to a new company. Use on ICON International can now be paid under Tier One of the waiver. Click here for a copy of the original 2006 Unwired Networks Waiver.At this time, the following companies are covered by the…
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